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 Russia does not hold any talks with Ukraine regarding detained commandos - Head of SBU Nalyvaichenko

There have been no appeals to Ukraine regarding two detained Russian GRU soldiers on the part of the Russian Federation through the official channels.

This was stated by Head of the SBU Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Russia does not conduct any negotiations and we do not need such negotiations. The investigation is underway. Within the investigation negotiations are a request of the court or the investigator, and there should be an answer," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Read also: Case of detained Russian commandos will got to court in two or three months - SBU

Nalyvaichenko said: "I think the court and the investigation will have questions to the Russian Federation - who gave the order, the commander of which unit, which commander, which commander-in-chief and the entire hierarchy that gives orders and makes its citizens - servicemen of the Russian Federation - to go to our territory killing people and looting. "

Earlier, the Russian consul visited the two Russians in Kyiv hospital.

GRU servicemen Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev were detained by Ukrainian soldiers near Shchastia on May 16. On May 20 they were notified of suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities as part of the "LPR".

On May 22 Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv arrested Sergeant Alexander Aleksandrov and Captain Yevgeniy Yerofeyev for two months.

In a conversation with the OSCE SMM observers the Russian commandos admitted that they had previously went on missions to Eastern Ukraine under the instructions of the military leadership of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that they expected the release of the detained Russian citizens in Ukraine, noting that Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov were "former" Russian military. Putin's spokesman Peskov also demanded the release of the Russian soldiers.

 
 
 
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